Camp kitchen – Perfect baked potato

Camp kitchen – baked potato with cheese and bacon for any occasion

All of us like eating fancy food from time to time. But let’s face it – it’s the simplest food that brings warm memories of grandparent’s house in our childhood. Years ago, especially in the countryside of many countries, people were eating what the nature gave them: potatoes, onion, eggs, diary and meat. With only several basic products like that, we can cook an amazing dinner. Just like this filled with good stuff potato 🙂

stuffed potato with bacon


What you’ll need:


  • 4 big, long potatoes of similar size
  • Olive oil
  • Butter
  • Salt and pepper
  • 200 g / 7 oz of Chedar


  • Sour cream
  • Bacon
  • Chives

How to prepare the potato:

Wash and dry the potatoes. Rub olive oil in it. And now the most challenging part, that is slicing the potato living it in one piece. Cut very carefully through the potato like you’d like to make 0,5 cm slices, but live 15% on the bottom uncut. Put slices of butter in the pockets. Add salt and pepper. Put in the oven preheated to 200 Celsius / 392 Fahrenheit for 50-60 min.

Preparing in the campfire:
Prepare potatoes as above. Wrap it in aluminum foil and put to the bonfire for 40-50 minutes.

Take out the potatoes when they will be soft, but firm. Put slices of cheddar in between slices of potatoes. Do it carefully, not to brake it. Put back in the oven or campfire for additional 5-10 minutes until you’ll decide, the cheese is ready.

Preparing the toppings:

While the potatoes are baking it is great time to prepare bacon. Cut the bacon in small pieces. Fry it on the pan without any additional fat. If you’re at camping and have only campfire, you can make in the enamel saucepan, that you can put directly in the bonfire.


Cover your baked potatoes heavily with bacon. Put sour cream on top and sprinkle with cut chives.